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Risk Assessment

The first step in arranging for security patrol is the risk assessment. The DONAIR S.G security guard details the public and private spaces to be routinely checked, looks into any prior incidents, and develops an understanding of the duties involved in patrolling the building interior and exterior. Guidelines for residential complexes, whether the plan is high rise or low rise, focus on facilities that have fewer than 1,000 compartments and between 50 and 300 occupied units.

Commercial, retail, and construction sites often have specific concerns relating to prior incidents, either immediate and ongoing or long term. Strategies for dealing with risk are based on several factors: presence on site, place, and time of day. Risk factors are arrived at by compiling the various physical elements into a statistical illustration of the hazards involved.

Once an agreement has been reached about the most practical strategy for hardening the target, neighbouring facilities may be approached in regard to problems that extend beyond the limits of the property in question. Broadening the perimeter diffuses costs without any corresponding loss in preventive services.

Reducing travel time between locations makes it possible for one guard to patrol several facilities. As the perimeter widens, security becomes more effective through targeting random patrols in coordination with the risk assessment. The less predictable the movements and activities of the security guard, the more effective the security patrols become.

The underlying requirement is that your security guard should be given unencumbered access to the site to perform an initial risk assessment. A completed copy of this risk assessment and site description form is available free of cost to any authorized representative initiating a basic security estimate.

Critical Information

The DONAIR S.G brochure outlines the differences between Contract and Short Notice patrols. New clients requesting a short notice response to real and pressing danger are billed an hourly rate after the first hour, based on:

  • an authorized representative relieving the guard, or
  • the site being cleared after the guard arrived.

When repeated calls indicate that the site requires ongoing supervision, an agreement may be reached that extends Short Notice patrols to a regular schedule of service provisions. In that case, the risk assessment is appended to the servicing agreement.

Once the site is being served on a regular weekly basis a 
sign may be installed to warn unwary passers-by that the perimeters are being patrolled. A flier outlines some of the common concerns of property owners, and the general terms of short notice response.


Whether the most practical security service DONAIR S.G can provide is based on a weekly scheduled or short notice response, an informal written agreement must be based on the aforementioned risk assessment. 

The terms of the residential agreement are flexible, and negotiable in advance. The Agreement covers the needs of the authorized representatives, the stake holders, and the security guard. Reaching an understanding that meets the expectations of all Parties makes it possible to proceed with confidence. An informal written contract is provided for construction sites and commercial properties where concerns over loss due to fire, vandalism, theft, or vagrancy become foremost. In either case, an unoccupied property is more vulnerable after regular business hours.

The basic costs of the DONAIR S.G security patrol service are all inclusive on a flat fee basis. The weekly program may involve either a 10 hour or a 20 hour service package. The standard billing plan is designed to simplify office procedures and reduce administrative dependency on expert outside advice. There are no hidden fees; no stipulated cost plus factors; no aggregate overtime hours or vacation allowances. Week by week, service costs remain consistent although security patrols are staggered to ensure the guard's movements remain unpredictable.

The key to a successful security strategy is cooperation. The target may be expanded until the disparate needs of clients and stake holders unite. Realistically, it is better to overestimate the security requirement than to leave the impression that too little was done too late. With a full complement of security patrols the frequency and seriousness of unwanted incidents can be reduced to a tolerable minimum, and consistency may be necessary to ensure that the site remains safe and secure.